FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carl Graziano
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERT ON SOCIAL NETWORKS AND WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION CHAMPION TO SPEAK AT SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH AND WELLNESS CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A nationally recognized thought leader on the life-changing power of social networks and a security products distribution executive known as a champion of workplace wellness will join other notable keynote speakers Sept. 7 to 9 at the Care Continuum Alliance annual meeting.
The Care Continuum Alliance, an international association for wellness, prevention and care management, announced that University of California San Diego (UCSD) Professor James H. Fowler, PhD, and CLARK Security Products President Susan Kuruvilla will speaker at The Forum 11, in San Francisco.
Fowler is a professor in the School of Medicine and the Division of Social Sciences at UCSD. He was recently named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers. His work lies at the intersection of the natural and social sciences and his primary areas of research include social networks, behavioral economics, evolutionary game theory and genopolitics, the study of the genetic basis of political behavior. Fowler has been interviewed by Stephen Colbert and was named "most original thinker" of the year by The McLaughlin Group.
With Harvard Professor Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, Fowler authored "Connected - The Surprising Power of Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives," a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and selection by Business Week's Top 20 Innovation Books of the Year.
Kuruvilla, head of CLARK Security Products, a division of global industrial distributor Anixter, has more than 20 years of business experience in various capacities of finance for public and private companies. She is passionate about leading strategic planning processes and driving health and wellness awareness. She authored an article, "Wellness Programs Can Pay Off," in the August issue of Free Enterprise, a monthly publication of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a Forum 11 strategic partner.
Fowler and Kuruvilla join previously announced Forum 11 keynotes Ceci Connolly, senior adviser, McKinsey Center for U.S. Health System Reform and former Washington Post chief health policy correspondent; and Pacific Business Group on Health President and CEO David Lansky, PhD, an expert on accountability, quality measurement and health information technology.
The Forum 11 convenes wellness and care management professionals, physicians and hospitals, HIT innovators, employers and other public- and private-sector stakeholders in preventing and managing chronic conditions. Reduced early registration rates continue through Aug. 12 at http://theforum11.org.
Reporters and editors: Visit the Newsroom at http://theforum11.org for information on obtaining media credentials for The Forum 11.
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About the Care Continuum Alliance
The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 organizations and individuals and aligns all stakeholders along the continuum of care toward improving the health of populations. Through advocacy, research and education, The Care Continuum Alliance advances population-based strategies to improve care quality and value and to reduce preventable costs and improve quality of life for individuals with and at risk of chronic conditions. Learn more at http://www.carecontinuum.org.